Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “burglary”

See all translations

burglary

noun [C/U]  /ˈbɜr·ɡlə·ri/ us  
the crime of illegally entering a building and stealing things: [C] He committed more than a dozen burglaries in the last year.
Translations of “burglary”
in Korean 강도죄…
in Arabic سطو…
in Portuguese arrombamento com a finalidade de roubar, roubo…
in Catalan robatori (en una casa)…
in Japanese 押し込み強盗…
in Italian furto con scasso…
in Chinese (Traditional) 入室盜竊(罪)…
in Russian ограбление со взломом…
in Turkish hırsızlık, soygun…
in Chinese (Simplified) 入室盗窃(罪)…
in Polish włamanie…
(Definition of burglary from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of burglary?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “burglary” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

hyphen

the symbol -, used to join two words together, or to show that a word has been divided into two parts at the end of one line and the beginning of the next

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

snapchat verb

March 02, 2015
to send someone a message using the photomessaging application Snapchat We used to have a thing until he got a girlfriend. now

Read More